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Tire Pressure 101

Kia tire pressure guide tire service in Lubbock

So you start your car and discover that your tire pressure light flashing on the dashboard and that’s the point when you could use a tire pressure guide, right? Most of us recognize how simple it is to ignore this alert due to the headache of locating a gas station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. But the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you chose to ignore the warning! There is a list of reasons for low tire pressure: climate condition changes, typical wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to get it checked out today. However, if you aren’t sure exactly how to go about checking your tire pressure, don’t worry. Gene Messer Kia is here to help with this useful tire pressure guide.


What is Tire Pressure?

“Cold inflation pressure is the inflation pressure of tires before the car is driven and the tires warmed up. Recommended cold inflation pressure is displayed on the owner’s manual and on the placard (or sticker) attached to the vehicle door edge, pillar, glove box door or fuel filler flap. Drivers are encouraged to make sure their tires are adequately inflated, as suboptimal tire pressure can greatly reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, increased wear on the edges of the tire surface, and can lead to premature failure of the tire. Excessive pressure, on the other hand, may lead to impact-breaks, decrease braking performance, and cause uneven wear (i.e., greater wear on the center part of the tire surface).”

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How To Read Tire Pressure

The first thing you’ll want to do in inspecting your tire’s air pressure is to make certain the tires are “cold” meaning they have not been driven on for about an hour. This will give you the most precise PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) measurement.

Second, locate the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be found in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Jot down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air pump. You can typically find one at most gas stations, car washes, or tire shops. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with a PSI gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or sometimes they are available on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then inspect the PSI one last time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Check Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to inspect your tire pressure every month. In most modern vehicles, you can flip through the dashboard settings for a digital measurement of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, occasionally, can become slightly off. Therefore, the most effective technique is to use a PSI gauge.

Cooler climates can influence PSI too. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature level goes down, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature increases.


Why Read Tire Pressure

Maintaining your car’s tires is vital for automotive safety, performance, and fuel economy. It’s what keeps your car moving. A flat tire or a blowout on the road is not only a hassle to take care of but it’s also potentially hazardous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your car to some TLC and it will take care of you for many smooth riding miles.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you preoccupied about your tire pressure, but aren’t quite sure what to do? Don’t fret. Our certified Kia mechanics are standing by. Drop in to our service department today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait until it’s flat. The best method for handling low tire pressure is to assess and fix any issues early, when there is still air in it.


Tire Pressure Guide | Gene Messer Kia

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